It can be useful for users of your program to see errors in their INI files. MiniINI provides warnings about incorrect or suspicious INI file data. It will will also emit assertion errors with detailed information if you pass incorrect input to its methods. You can take advantage of this by enabling MiniINI logging.

Enabling MiniINI logging

Logging works only with the debug build (libminiini-dbg). It also requires you to provide a callback function for MiniINI to call when it has something to log.

Providing logging callback

First, you have to write the function. It must take a const pointer to const char (C string) and return nothing. MiniINI logging messages don't end with a newline, so in order to write each message to a new line you have to write it yourself.

Example logging callback function:

void Log(const char * const log)
    std::cout << log << std::endl;

To make MiniINI use this function for logging, you have to pass it with the INILogCallback function. You should do this before you load any files, otherwise logging won't be used for those files.


You can also change the logging function more than once if you want. That's all for this tutorial.

Last update: 09-07-2010